I love testing out new trends whether it is fashion or beauty. It is just so amazingly interesting getting a new product and learn everything about it. So for today´s blog post our theme is hair styles to be more specific – how to crimp your hair.
Crimped hair has been all the rage about 15 years back and I did not see this coming back in style but I have to admit I like it more than I anticipated.
For prepping I have been using the ghd heat protection spray and to finish up my style I love the Elnett Professional Hairspray.
The hair crimper is from Rowenta and has three different settings for different sizes of curls. The heating goes up onto 240 ° C degrees. It is under 40 Euro and I think the price is great for the product.
It is a huge tool and I really had to get used to using it cause it is a little unhandy but after some practice it is quite managable.
How I crimp my hair
First of all I make different sections and apply my heat protecting spray. Afterwards I start with the lowest layers and crimp upwards. For crimping it is best to take thin streaks. It holds best this way and in my hair which is usually curly for about 4 to 5 days which is pretty great in my opinion.
It takes about 3o to 40 minutes to crimp my hair which is quite the long time but to be honest since my hairstyle holds this long I don´t mind. Also practice makes you faster. I haven´t used the crimper that often but have really gotten into it lately.
The most important step is to not comb it when you are done styling. Only use your fingers or it will get super frizzy and bushy. Combing works best from day 3 to the end on when you still have nice waves but your hair is heavier cause it isn´t as fresh anymore.
Are you styling your hair during quarantine time or do you wear it in a top knot or ponytail?
welcome back to my blog. It is New Years Eve tomorrow and if you are still searching for a big and beautiful hair style I got you covered. I love curls in my hair and they usually last me for days so it is also super convenient. Spending 15 minutes on my hair and it lasts for about 4 to 5 days but this hair style I am sharing today is a little more time consuming. It takes about 35 minutes just to curl the hairs, no cooling and styling time added.
But if you want extra volume and a hairstyle to impress I would say this is for you – go big or go home am I right 😉
I start with clean and dry hair. You can straighten it before curling if you want but I don´t think it is necessary.
I part my hair in different sections about 7 (it depends on how thick your hair is and apply heat potectant spray on every layer. I am using the curl hold spray from ghd. It is supposed to support your curls to last longer and also protects your hair from the heat. After combing my hair through I start curling my hair.
These are the hair clips I am using to hold every individual curl. I got them off of amazon. They are sold in sets of 50. I used about 65 for all of my curls.
For this style it is super important to curl really small sections of hair. About 1 cm thick but not more. That is why you have a ton of curls at the end. It also gives you the most volume. I am using the T3 Whirl Trio curling wand with the smallest barrel. I always hold my curling wand upside down and wrap my strand of hair away from the face. Hold if for about 10 seconds and as tight as possible.
Loosen the curl and let is slide down the wand. Then hold it until you can lay your wand aside.
Clip it immediately as long as it is hot and and don´t uncurl your strand of hair. It has to cool down first. Repeat the same for your whole head is what takes the most time but the more acurate you are working here the better the curls look and hold in the end.
That´s how it look after you are done curling. Let them set and cool for about 20 to 30 minutes. If you haven´t done your make-up before that is how I would use the time.
After removing all the hair clips this is what it looks like before combing through.
I didn´t use a comb or brush at all. I just used my finger to comb through my hair as the curls stay tighter like this. Also adding a volume spray or hairspray or a combined product like the one I got from bed head is a must. I keeps your curls in place while they are still looking bouncy and natural.
We are going out for an early dinner tomorrow and then head home straight after because Chloe is terriefied of the fireworks and I wouldn´t want to leave her at home alone. Also I am super tired in the evenings as the bump grows a lot these days so we are enjoying a low key New Years Eve.
Wishing everybody a great celebration and see you.
with all the upcoming holiday parties and Christmas festivities there are plenty of opportunities to dress up. And by doing so you definitely don´t want to have a boring hair style. Besides all the cute Christmas themed earrings there are plenty of hair accessories out there that work great with all the beautiful dresses.
Headbands are nothing new to us but a thin and white pearly headband is a total game changer. It is very delicate and totally festive and works great with the little black dress as well as a head to toe lace look.
My pearl headband is from H&M and was under 10 Euro.
The colorful hair clips are from Zara and come in a pack of three. I think they are super cute and that they will match a ton of other looks as they include a ton of colors. Also how wouldn´t like an extra sparkly addition to her hair?!
Also the other hair clips are equally pretty but they scream Christmas. The little red bow and the Rudolph are perfect to round-up festive looks. I love a good seasonally accessory and since I love Christmas ´tis is my season.
Do you like to go all in and get dresses up for Christmas or are you more on the casual side ?
So since hair is one of the first thing everybody sees you definitey want it to be healthy and shiny and looking it´s best as often as possible. For this I am finally sharing my hair care routine after trying many products and improving here and there.
I am washing my hair about two to three times a week, and I am using the Maria Nila Sheer shampoo and conditioner. Lately I have been looking for more nature beauty produts I can incorporate into my daily/weekly routine. The set is silicone and paraben free and also helps to take away the yellow of my blonde to keep the color on the cooler side. The smell is really good. I have been trying to keep the shampoo on as long as the conditioner cause in my opinion this helps even much better to get out the yellowness.
So for the other days of the week were I definitely avoid to wash my hair, dry shampoo is my hero. I have tried lots of different brands and my two favorite ones are from Batiste. First of all the hydrating one and second of all the blonde shade dry shampoo. I like it a lot because the smell is great and it isn´t to white so it really isn´t to hard to let the residues dissapear.
For taking care of my hair – it can be dry at times and dull cause of all the prouct at the end of a week and also of the coloring – I am using the Olaplex No. 3 as a mask before washing my hair. I let it set for about 30 minutes before washing my hair. It really has made a difference and I am stocking up on it everytime it goes on sale somewhere.
Most of the times after washing I let my hair air dry to avoid using to much heat cause I still love to style it. So I just put in my Morrocan hairoil into the tips of my hair to keep them hydrated and shiny.
Afterwards, if I am styling my hair, I use my beloved T3 curling wand. Most of my hairstyles include curls so this one comes in pretty handy. I have had a ton of curling wands. Bad ones, okay ones but the T3 is awesome. It is the one thing that comes closest to a professional tool. I love the design and the color. I got the wand with the interchangeable barrels and most of the time I am using the medium size. I think my curls are more pretty and last twice as long.
Other tools I love for styling my hair. The Wet Brush has been a real hair safer for combing through my hair after showering. It really doesn´t hurt at all and saves my hairs. The Invisibobble hair ties are pretty old but I still love them and use them frequently. They are just the best of the ring hair ties and I personally love that they came out with a velvet scrunchie line. Leopard love around here.
Products for after styling and refreshing:
Hairspray // The L´Oréal Elnett Paris hairspray has been a favorite of mine for nearly ten years. I just love everything about it and always reach for it again after mine is empty. They also offer a limited edition glitter hairspray during Christmas time which is bomb.
Redken ShineFlash shinespray // Using this as a finishing spray after I am done styling has worked like a charm. It gives my hair a light and glossy finish which I totally love and makes your hair look super luxe.
Texturizing Spray // I have been trying the Tony & Guy Sky High Volume spary because it was literally one of the only affordable texturizing sprays to use on dry hair. I have used it a few times now and it is all right. Costs about 15 Euro and definitely saves your second and third day hair.
Living Proof Anti-Frizz spray // Great product for these hot and humid summer days. Keeps your straight hair straight and sleek.
Heat protection spray // I have been using this heat protection spray for curling my hair for quite some time and I think it works pretty good. Also it is supposed to hold your curls longer and that is not a bad thing.
These are my favorite and most used hair care products at the moment. Do you have any holy grail products you need to use? I would love to know.